Cambridge City Council
A lifelong Cantabrigian, former social worker, four-term Cambridge School Committee worker, two-term City Councillor, and Vice Mayor, McGovern has the responsibility of leading—and uniting—Cambridge for the next two years.
Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern questioned Cambridge Police Department officers' use of force during the arrest of a black Harvard undergraduate last month.
Through the new office, which will be called the Office of Procedural Justice, Cambridge Police hopes to show a commitment to transparency and responsibility by analyzing citizens’ confrontations with the police.
The budget focuses on affordable housing, transportation improvements, early childhood development, education, and public safety, among other initiatives.
The Cambridge City Council discussed proposed measures to mitigate the effects of climate change at a working meeting on Monday.
The Cambridge City Council unanimously voted to begin autonomous vehicle testing on city streets at a meeting Monday.
Vice Mayor Jan Devereux and Cambridge City Councillor Dennis J. Carlone sponsored the legislation. The order is largely symbolic and has no power to force Chan’s hand.
The Cambridge City Council voted unanimously to begin working on new laws and regulations regarding recreational cannabis at a meeting Monday.
Mayor Marc C. McGovern and the Cambridge Community Foundation announced the creation of the Cambridge Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants Monday afternoon.